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8 of the Quietest Places on Earth (Slideshow)

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8 of the Quietest Places on Earth (Slideshow)

 

There are fewer and fewer places on our planet that are free from human intrusion. Popular national parks are packed with tourists in the summer. The sound of honking horns and car alarms drowns out bird calls and howling wolves. But there are places so remote that human noise is practically nonexistent.  This isn’t to say these places are silent. In fact, nature can be loud when left (relatively) undisturbed. Click through to check out some of your planet’s quietest places.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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3:19PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Kamia is absolutely spot on!

11:47AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

I feel ambiguous about all of these places being listed, because sure enough, as soon as people hear about the, there goes the quietness. Beautiful photos, though.

5:20AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Thanks - great photographic essay! Loved the twist at the end!

4:42PM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

Beautiful, but I doubt I'll ever visit any of them.

8:20PM PDT on May 27, 2013

Silence is golden! Great photos, thanks.

11:50AM PDT on May 15, 2013

so pretty. all of them (except maybe the last one)

12:57PM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Thank you Katie for a glimpse of these most wonderous places that remain untouched. I would like to see the Hoh Valley in Washington State., but without any roads it would not be possible. It reminds me very much of the Great Bear Rain Forest of Southern British Columbia. There are also no roads, but there are many rivers, channels, streams and fjords. The growth is as lush, tropical, and velvety.

3:06PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Beautiful nature! I am surprised these places still exist untouched by humans...

11:16AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Chciałabym zobaczyć wszystkie te miejsca, no może z wyjątkiem tego sztucznego laboratorium.

6:43PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

BLISS!

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